Malik Tillman’s brace leads Rangers past Dundee United
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Malik Tillman’s brace leads Rangers past Dundee United

Rangers’ pressure on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic continued Saturday with Malik Tillman picking up where he left off prior to the March international break.

Tillman scored twice as Michael Beale’s squad defeated Dundee United 2-0 at Ibrox Stadium. The Bayern Munich loanee now has 12 goals in all competitions, with 10 of those coming in league play.

Tillman is the ninth player in the SPFL this season to register double-digit goals.

Rangers took a 1-0 lead before halftime with Todd Cantwell setting Tillman up for his first tally of the afternoon. Tillman took Cantwell’s pass in stride before hitting a low drive into the back of the net.

Tillman doubled Rangers’ lead in the 55th minute after finding the back of the net for the second time in the match. Ryan Jack connected with Tillman on his occasion, before the 20-year-old’s right-footed shot nestled in.

Rangers would hang on for a shutout victory over the current last place team in the division, staying six points back of Celtic. Tillman created the most chances (5), won the most duels (9), and completed the most dribbles (6) in his 85-minute performance.

Up next for Rangers is a rivalry showdown with Celtic on April 8 with a great opportunity to cut its deficit even more heading into the final six weeks of the league season.

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